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I'm designing a news site. I use thumbnails of news on the homepage. Should I use the div or figure tag for them?

Sample figure,

<a href="/news_url">
<figure>
  <img src="news.jpg" alt="news">
  <figcaption>News headline</figcaption>
</figure></a>

Sample div,

<a href="/news_url">
<div>
  <img src="news.jpg" alt="news">
</div>
  <span>News headline</span>
</a>

Does it make any difference in terms of SEO?

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In fact, if you use either of them, you will not encounter any SEO problems, but it would be better to use the <figcaption> HTML5 tag for better SEO. Because Google bots recognize these tags and understand why you are typing that text. If you use span, Google bots will only see it as a text.

So my answer is:

<a href="/news_url">
<figure>
  <img src="news.jpg" alt="news">
  <figcaption>News headline</figcaption>
</figure></a>
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    Thanks dude, I actually thought the same as you, but I was a little confused when I saw that many news sites use divs.
    – awaken
    Oct 8 at 16:06
  • 1
    @awaken I think that since news sites did not do this at first, they continue with the same usage.
    – ardacar
    Oct 8 at 16:07

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